I am no seasonded pie maker by any means. I think this is maybe the 4th pie I have ever made in my life, but my husband loves pie so I decided to give it another try. I found this recipe on cooksrecipes.com and like that it had cream cheese in it (cause seriously anything you can add cream cheese to is better right.) Needless to say it was a huge hit at our house and surprisingly easier than I thought so I may be becoming a regular pie maker.
1 (9 inch) baked pie crust
8 TBSP (4 0z) cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 Cups cold milk plus 2 TBSP
1 (3.4 oz) package of instant vanilla pudding and pie filling
2 Cups whipping cream
1/4 Cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
With an electric mixer beat the cream sheese until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Add 2 TBSP milk and mix until the cream cheese is creamy and lump free. Add the remaining milk; mix well. Add the pudding mix and beat on the lowest speed for 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, slice the bananas and place in a single layer on the bottom of the cooled pastry shell. Pour the pudding mixture over the bananas. Refrigerate 1 hr.
Beat the cream together with the powdered sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form. Pipe or spread over top the pie. Refrigerate at least 1 more hour and serve. ( I was lazy and used whipped cream in a can,which Kate put on which is why it is so beautiful, since we weren't going to eat the whole pie at once and I didn't want the cream to separate and get my pie all soggy.)